Life After Prison

Barry Gibbs and David Shepard spent years in prison for crimes they didn’t commit. They've both been exonerated, but freedom hasn't been easy. Find out why it’s so difficult to return to the outside world. Also: what jokes can teach us about philosophy. On States of the Union, the election issues that matter in Massachusetts. And word maven Patricia T. O’Conner!

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